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Chengkai Yang
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http://www.newshub.co.nz/world/outrage-after-judge-tells-rap...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/federal-court-judge-robin-ca...


And I thought that Brock Turner case was off.

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Justice Robin Camp reportedly berated the 19-year-old victim for not "closing her knees" or putting her "ass in the sink", told her "pain and sex sometimes go together" and referred to her as "the accused" during the trial.


Luckily he seems to have been suspended. Wtf does putting the "ass in the sink" even mean... was he accusing her of being in heat or something?
 
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What the hell?
 
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I dunno. CBC? Is that a legit website?

The guy really ought to be dismissed from the bench. What a maroon.
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Well, there's always Russian judges...

"Russia's Supreme Court rules that the USSR did not invade Poland in 1939"

http://khpg.org/en/index.php?id=1472775460

 
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draxx01 wrote:
Luckily he seems to have been suspended. Wtf does putting the "ass in the sink" even mean... was he accusing her of being in heat or something?

The CBC article explains it. Apparently she was raped over a sink so he was suggesting she "just sink your bottom down into the basin so he couldn't penetrate you".
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the fun thing is that he made those comments before the Tories raised him to the Federal Court
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He also repeatedly referred to her as the accused.

Other choice comments (keeping in mind this is the judge, not the defense attorney):

Referring to her as “unsavoury”.

"She got really drunk in the laundry room and in the
washroom of the basement suite because she was drinking what she called abstinence, ironically, but was absinthe and white rum."

"She knew she was drunk…Is not an onus on her to be more careful?"

"“She doesn’t have to say don’t lock the door. She can take her chances. Foolishly she could do that. If she sees the door being locked, she’s not a complete idiot, she knows what’s coming next. In our law she doesn’t have to say unlock the door I’m getting out. She can take her chances, perhaps in the hope of getting him into trouble."

"She went into the washroom to throw up, she’d been drinking a lot including Absinth and he came in and misbehaved."

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damiangerous wrote:
draxx01 wrote:
Luckily he seems to have been suspended. Wtf does putting the "ass in the sink" even mean... was he accusing her of being in heat or something?

The CBC article explains it. Apparently she was raped over a sink so he was suggesting she "just sink your bottom down into the basin so he couldn't penetrate you".


Ah missed that bit. Mainly just looked over it as a corroborating source that wasn't HuffPo and it was near the top. Seemed to agree with newshub.

mightygodking wrote:
the fun thing is that he made those comments before the Tories raised him to the Federal Court


:facepalm:
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Apparently these are the only two Canadian judges to be removed from office. The second guy sounds like someone that'd be real fun at parties.

Paul Cosgrove, Ontario Superior Court

On April 22, 2004, Ontario's attorney general at the time, Michael Bryant, asked the council to consider whether Judge Paul Cosgrove should be removed from office based on his conduct in the murder trial of Julia Yvonne Elliott.

The attorney general said Cosgrove had ordered an "unwarranted stay" of proceedings.

Ontario judge resigns over misconduct
"The proceedings tarnished the administration of justice and turned into an exercise of vilifying the state built on irrelevant, inappropriate and harmful findings," Bryant wrote. "The proceedings trivialized the charter and deprived society and the victim's family of any semblance of justice."

The attorney general's complaint alleged that Cosgrove had demonstrated similar behaviour in other court cases, citing Court of Appeal findings that the judge had "reduced the proceedings to a 'procedural nightmare' for the Crown" and shown a "suspicious attitude toward the government that caused him to misapprehend some of the evidence before him."

On March 30, 2009, after a public inquiry, the Canadian Judicial Council recommended that Cosgrove be removed from office. The judge resigned the following month.

Jean Bienvenue, Superior Court of Quebec

In December 1995, the then attorneys general of Quebec and Canada, Paul Bégin and Allan Rock, asked the Canadian Judicial Council for a public inquiry into the conduct of Judge Jean Bienvenue during the trial of Tracy Théberge, who was convicted of second-degree murder in death of her husband.

According to the inquiry report, Bienvenue made offensive comments about Jewish victims of the Holocaust and about women while sentencing the accused.

"It is said that when women ascend the scale of virtues, they reach higher than men, and I have always believed this. And it is also said, and this too I believe, that when they decide to degrade themselves, they sink to depths to which even the vilest man could not sink," Bienvenue said.

The judge also said: "At the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland, which I once visited horror-stricken, even the Nazis did not eliminate millions of Jews in a painful or bloody manner. They died in the gas chambers, without suffering."

During the inquiry, Bienvenue argued that he had not meant to be offensive and that he had met with the Canadian Jewish Congress. He also issued a statement apologizing to women offended by his remarks.

On June 25, 1996, four out of five members of the Canadian Judicial Council committee recommended that Bienvenue be removed from office. They wrote, "We believe that if Mr. Justice Bienvenue were to preside over a case, a reasonable and informed person... would have a reasonable apprehension that the judge would not execute his office with the objectivity, impartiality and independence that the public is entitled to expect from a judge."

Bienvenue resigned before the recommendation went to Parliament.
 
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